Ming joins USAO Board of Regents

President John Feaver welcomes Regent Diane Ming to the USAO Board of Regents after her installation at September’s Regents Meeting.

Ming joins USAO Board of Regents


Defense industry veteran, Diane Ming, was sworn in as the newest regent at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma at a meeting in September.

Gov. Mary Fallin appointed Ming, a program manager with decades of experience in the defense industry, to the board for a seven-year term, replacing Oklahoma City attorney Molly Tolbert.

“With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills being so vital to the future of both our state and our nation, I am looking forward to working with this great institution that provides such a unique opportunity for bright Oklahoma students to meld Liberal Arts with STEM,” Ming said.

Ming has worked as a project manager for Northrop Grumman since 1998. Ming is responsible for ensuring that the cost, schedule, technical and programmatic requirements for multiple software sustainment projects, ranging in cost up to $35M, are maintained.

President John Feaver welcomed the news of Ming’s appointment to the board.

“We’re very pleased with the governor’s appointment of Diane Ming as our newest regent to the board,” Feaver said. “She brings a rich background with her as an engineer with Northrop Grumman and can provide us with a perspective of all that the liberal arts can bring to the STEM focus in education.”

In addition to her work for Northrop Grumman, Ming has served as a board member for the Edmond Parks Foundation and as secretary for the Messiah Lutheran Church Endowment Committee.

She served previously as a member of the Urban Forestry Commission on appointment from the mayor of Edmond.

Ming earned her bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University in California. Her master of business degree is from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis in management information systems.